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Just learnt of death in my family

Today I have been shaken by the tragic news of a family member that committed suicide and leaves behind a young family back in switzerland. It is a tradegy that has hit my family before when I was living in switzerland myself. Everyone that knows is heart broken and for the rest we keep the news away from them because of ill health matters. Moments like this I wish I lived closer now and unfortunately due to work committments and universatity starting again in a little over a weeks time I can't be there.
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

Dear Maggie,

So sorry to hear of your lose. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time, A lot of us here know how difficult it is when you're far from home when things like this happen.

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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

Maggie,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. A few years ago one of my older brothers passed away ( due to illness ) and due to the time and distance involved I couldnt be there either.

All I can say is hold the memories of your loved one close to you and try in these next few days to communicate with your family here as much as possible.

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Greg

p.s. - If I had been at my brothers memorial I'm sure I would have stood up to say a few words, instead I wrote a letter with some of my feeling and memories for reading out loud ... perhaps you want to think of doing the same?
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

wow...just read the thread "i just got married" and now this...
Thanks Maggie for sharing this...it must be so hard being far away...
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Aww! Sorry to hear that, nobody knows what a person ending their own lives is thinking however the ones that suffer are the ones left behind.
Good vibes to you from me.
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Old 12.07.2012, 11:57
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

Im sorry for that. A year ago my cousin did the same thing, I know how you must be feeling. I send you a big cyber hug.
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

Condolences to you and your family both in Australia and Switzerland

May you all find Peace during this difficult time

All Warm Wishes
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I'm so sorry, its is so difficult to lose a loved one, when you are so far away. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

I'm so very sorry and give my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Not being there in times of grief with family and friends is so difficult and lonely. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I hope you can all find peace and comfort with each other, even if you're not physically near one another.
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Re: Just learnt of death in my family

There's a thread about this somewhere...
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Here is: Dealing with death of a family member whilst living abroad.

May help.
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